forty-three born-again believers from a cross-section of denominational backgrounds met in a home in Waynesville, North Carolina to begin a New Testament Church. In the first years, our founding pastor, Dr. Frank Harvey led the Church from services in that same family room to an old dry-cleaner's building in downtown Waynesville, then finally in 1991 to its present location at 767 Lee Road in Clyde. With each growth opportunity the NCC faithfully responded and was abundantly rewarded. Having vowed in 1977 to give ten percent of all offerings to missions, today New Covenant has planted missions in almost every country in the world. In 2004, after twenty-seven years, Dr. Harvey passed the leadership of the Church to Pastor Nick Honerkamp.
Our new 14,000 sq. ft. Family Impact Ministries facility was dedicated on June 26, 2005 and with the availability of this space, many new activities have been birthed and Family Impact Minitry has greatly expanded. Over the last several years our Life Group Ministry has also been established, based on a free market model, we are currently averaging 60-70 groups a semester.
New Covenant Church has also been active in community outreach. At the present time, we are hosting Haywood Christian Academy Junior School at our facilities during the week. In 2008, NCC was designated as a Emergency Disaster Shelter, one of the first churches in Haywood County to be certified. NCC has been actively training Chaplains who serve locally, regionally and in other states as needed.
Over the years NCC has strove to be regional Church with a world impact, a place to experience God, and build successful lives.